What Paleo Breakfast Options Do You Have?
The modern breakfast might be the worst meal of the day for many people.
Just think about it for a second.
There are millions of people who start their day with boxed cereal, white toast or even donuts!
Loading up with starchy carbs from refined flour is just a terrible start to anyone’s day.
In fact, some say that with lots of breakfast cereals, you would be better off eating the box!
So why not try a Paleo breakfast?
Even if you haven’t adapted to the paleo lifestyle yet why not?
- Breakfast is the perfect time to have a nutritious meal to set you up for the day.
- A Paleo breakfast won’t fill you up with processed junk just healthy ingredients.
- Unfortunately, we have been brainwashed into believing that we really need all those starchy carbs otherwise there is just no way we can make it through the morning!
Now hopefully you know that this is rubbish and can look past this advertising.
So what really works for breakfast?
What should be you be eating ( and drinking) if you want to get a healthy start and keep energy levels high all day without crashing?
Actually, the problem with giving my perfect paleo breakfast suggestions is that most people won’t do it because of time.
In fact, one reason why we eat so poorly in the morning is that we are in a rush.
It is often a case of grabbing what you can as you head out the door to work or on the school run.
There are ways around this though and here are some ideas to think about.
As well as the perfect weekend breakfast for when you do have time to prepare things a little better!
For an everyday breakfast, I want something that is tasty and quick.
I want something that gives me enough energy to do whatever I need to do in the morning.
Whether it is at work or looking after the kids.
Here are a few Paleo breakfast ideas you may want to try.
For me, eggs are the perfect breakfast food.
However, I don’t always want to be scrambling, frying or whatever.
A great idea is to prepare some hard-boiled eggs the night before.
Peel them and then leave them in the fridge overnight.
This makes the ideal portable breakfast.
Given that most Paleo followers eat a lot of eggs, it is important to prepare them in different ways.
It is also important that you use different ingredients to flavour them.
I like to make my own natural ketchup and dipping my boiled eggs into this is a great start to the day!
Also, think about adding some vegetables as they make a huge difference.
Some vegetables that really go great with eggs are mushrooms, onions, peppers, sweet potato, and tomatoes.
Making your eggs into an omelet makes sense.
I often scramble a few eggs with a slice or two of great ham or even free-range smoked salmon.
Sprinkling dill over eggs and salmon might be one of your favourite ways to start the weekend.
You could even make some egg muffins.
Whisk up a few eggs with a little salt and pepper.
Then cook off a few vegetables such as sweet potato, spinach, and some red pepper.
Now combine the eggs and vegetables before pouring into a muffin tray or a baking dish.
Cook in the oven on medium-high heat for around 20 minutes or until the mixture has set.
Leave to cool then refrigerate.
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Many people like to take a few carbs in to start their day.
Obviously, we want to avoid the usual poor choices like cereal and juice.
For me, a piece of fruit or two is excellent.
As with the boiled eggs, it is also an easy way to eat on the move.
I like to prepare a bowl of chopped fruit and nuts the night before.
I usually squeeze the juice of a lime over the top.
This gives it a sharp, refreshing taste and also preserves the color and the texture of the fruit overnight.
Also, don’t be afraid to mix things up.
Instead of an apple or banana go for some fresh pineapple or mango.
Something else that works really well is to mix a few raw vegetables in with this.
Things like cauliflower pieces or fresh avocado are fantastic.
This can be an especially nice idea if you are someone who struggles to eat enough veggies over the course of the day.
Why not get your five (or more) in straight away?
Use Almond Meal Or Coconut Flour?
These are the kinds of Paleo ingredients that will help you create the kinds of foods you enjoyed before following a Paleo diet.
At the weekend, this type of breakfast is fine, but it is nice to make something a little bit different.
Especially if you have the time to do so.
If you are one of those people who has a tough time moving away from a traditional, carb-heavy breakfast.
Why not try a Paleo waffle or muffin recipe?
There are some delightful recipes for waffles and muffins that use almond flour and coconut oil to create a lovely, light texture.
Using some fresh fruit in the mix and it sets you for a couple of days of activity (or rest and relaxation if you prefer.)
Breakfast might not be the most important meal of the day
There is nothing wrong with skipping it now and again if you want to try a bit of intermittent fasting.
However, if you will eat breakfast, don’t make it an excuse to eat rubbish.
There are plenty of healthy, tasty solutions that work regardless of how much time you have.
Try the Paleo breakfast!
Of course, you may not have the time for preparing something each morning.
Remember breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
If you don’t have it then it could have a serious effect on how your body’s metabolism functions.
A good Paleo breakfast will ensure that you are providing your body with enough sustenance.
The kind that isn’t only providing it with nutrition but helping to keep your energy levels up.
They name breakfast because it literally breaks the fasting that our body goes through each night.
So having the right breakfast recipes will prove very beneficial to your body more than you’ll ever know.
There isn’t any reason for you to keep skipping breakfast.
Below are just some great Paleo breakfast ideas to try out at home.
1, Paleo Breakfast Pancakes
So pancakes may be the last breakfast you would consider trying.
But these don’t veer away from the principles of a Paleo diet.
You can enjoy such still by replacing regular flour with almond or coconut flour.
You could even make some using sweet potato and maple syrup.
The same goes for the milk, rather than regular dairy milk replace yours with almond or coconut milk.
Another thing worth doing is instead of using the whole egg in yours, just use the whites.
They help to make the pancakes a lot lighter and fluffier.
Whisk up the egg whites before folding them into the rest of the batter you’ve made.
Then cook the batter over medium heat before placing on plates.
Then serve them with a side order of Paleo breakfast sausage, crispy bacon or pepper.
2, Healthy Bread
You can take your breakfast to a whole new level with this Paleo breakfast idea.
Again you can use almond or coconut flour along with coconut or almond milk to make such food.
You can also make some Paleo breakfast cookies, muffins or cupcakes if you want.
I’m sure if you were to put some Paleo breakfast muffins in front of your kid’s they wouldn’t say no.
It is entirely up to you what kinds of bread or baked goods you make.
If time is of the essence then make the bread the night before using a food processor.
Then the next morning take a few slices of your gluten-free bread and toast them.
Serve with anything of your choice.
From a few slices of bacon or some avocado full of healthy fats.
3, A Hearty Paleo Breakfast Casserole
These kinds of Paleo breakfast recipes do take more time but are ideal when you have some time to spare.
Your Paleo inspired breakfast casserole recipe can include such ingredients as bacon, grass-fed ground beef or sausage.
Along with a good selection of vegetables like butternut squash and a little black pepper.
If you have a slow cooker (crock pot) why not load it up the night before and set it to come on before you get up.
This way your casserole will be ready when you need it.
Also, you can prepare it the night before and then just reheat it in the morning.
Finish it by topping with a boiled egg or a fried egg.
Along with a casserole why not try making your own Paleo breakfast bake.
Use some olive oil in the baking dish to prevent the ingredients from sticking to it.
4. Munchies To Go
Don’t have the time, so you need something you can eat on the way to work.
Well, why not give some of these Paleo breakfast ideas a try.
Take some scrambled eggs with a sprinkling of sea salt and place them in some Paleo bread.
Finish with a couple of slices of crispy bacon.
Now you have a filling sandwich to eat on the go.
Another thing worth trying is a salad wrap.
Take a lettuce leaf or a Paleo tortilla.
Into this place some meat of your choice along with some veggies.
Just wrap it all up together and munch away.
5. Super Smoothies
Okay, you may need to spend a little more time making this easy Paleo breakfast.
A good smoothie is one that is packed full of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Not only are these full of antioxidants but protein.
To ensure you are getting enough fat in then add some avocado and chia seeds to the smoothie.
If it is difficult to get your kids to drink smoothies then add ingredients like pure cocoa into the equation.
When it comes to breakfast then you shouldn’t find this a problem when following the Paleo diet.
In fact with so many different Paleo breakfast ideas available for you to make you should find you enjoy this meal more every day.
If you are someone who is truly dedicated to keeping your body in shape then making time for a Paleo breakfast every day is a must.